All scholarship awardees must be registered in one of the following majors:

  • Chemical Engineering – Paper Science Minor
  • Engineering Management – Paper Science Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering – Paper Science Minor
  • Electrical Engineering – Paper Science Minor

All students must also be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours on the Oxford campus, must formally declare the Paper Science minor and must be an active member of TAPPI (Technical Association of Pulp & Paper Industries).  If a student drops below 12 credit hours, drops the minor, or is not enrolled in courses that follow the paper science curriculum outlined by the CPB Department, the PS&E Foundation office must be notified and the scholarship award will be rescinded.



The Paper Science curriculum begins in the second year of study. As such, The paper Science & Engineering Foundation is happy to honor a $500 scholarship in the second semester of the first year to those students who are interested in the paper program after completing one Miami semester and meeting the requirements stated above.

Upper Class

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the criteria listed in the “Requirements” section above and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are eligible for PSEF scholarships.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into the paper program that meet the listed requirements will be eligible for scholarships once they have completed one semester on the Oxford campus.

Williams Leadership

Eight leadership scholarships in the amount of full in-state tuition are available on a competitive basis and are selected by a committee through an application & interview process. A preference will be given towards Mechanical Engineering majors minoring in Paper Science who are also in the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute. All paper-focused majors are encouraged to apply.


Qualified students may receive scholarships for a maximum of 8 semesters total.

Non-U.S. Citizens

Scholarship awards to foreign students who meet academic requirements will be made by individual evaluation. Considerations will include, but not be limited to, available scholarship funds, other financial support for which the foreign student is eligible or which has been granted (e.g. tuition and fee waiver) and other appropriate factors.

Co-op Students

Scholarship recipients who are in an accepted co-operative work agreement for a semester may resume their scholarship upon returning from assignment. The PS&E Foundation Assistant Director must be notified to ensure timely reinstatement of appropriate scholarship awards.

Scholarship Values

The value of upperclass scholarships is dependent upon cumulative GPA. These values will be reviewed each semester and are subject to adjustment. The GPA requirements and values are:

Type    Cumulative GPA Per Semester
Freshman (2nd Semester) 3.000 or better $500
Honors 3.000 – 3.499 $500 – $1,500
Cum Laude 3.500 – 4.000 $2,600

Questions? Contact Julie Bischoff, Assistant Director (513-529-0780)

Note: All Paper Science & Engineering Foundation scholarship awards are subject to available funds.